Ofcom's Communications Monthly Update: February 2019

Coverage improvement and extension requests

During 2018, Ofcom invited community radio stations to submit requests for coverage improvements and extensions if they wished. During the last month the services listed below have had their requests provisionally agreed, subject to the new technical arrangements going through our usual formal clearance process (this includes Ofcom liaising with a number of outside agencies before changes can be implemented).

Service name Location
Amber Sound 107.2 FM Ripley, Derbyshire
Awaz FM Glasgow
Black Country Radio Stourbridge, West Midlands
Chelmsford Community Radio Chelmsford, Essex
Drive FM Derry/Londonderry
In2beats Bedford
North Manchester FM North Manchester
PCRFM Peterborough
Penistone FM Penistone, South Yorkshire
Radio Verulam St Albans, Hertfordshire
Revival FM Cumbernauld
Seaside Radio Withernsea, Humberside
SFM Sittingbourne, Kent
TCR FM Tamworth, Staffordshire
TD1 Galashiels, Scottish Borders
The Eye Vale of Belvoir
Wey Valley Radio Alton, Hants
Your FM Stockport, Cheshire

Please note: Ofcom received over 130 requests in total for an improvement or an extension from existing community radio stations. It will take us some time to complete all the work required to assess each one; we are dealing first with requests for improvements before we turn to extension requests.